On Tom Fox and Russ Feingold
We celebrate the life and work of Tom Fox, even as we mourn his loss. Look to the blog/website, FreetheCaptives.org to learn more of his life and to follow the status of the 3 remaining Christian Peacemakers Team. Let us keep them in our prayers and honor Tom's memory through our lives and actions. Tom was a martyr for peace, the least we can do is offer more peace to the worlds we touch.
And on Russ Feingold, speaking out about the illegality of the Bush administration's wiretapping and his Senate resolution to censure Bush for his unlawful action, Russ continues to stand pretty much alone. I called the offices of Senator Clinton and Senator Schumer again yesterday. I asked, "Has the Senator found the strength and courage to support Senator Russ Feingold in his censure of the President?" No decision yet, of course -- but then, have they heard from YOU?? Let's keep calling to demand that the Senate AND Congress speak up against the illegal wiretaps and abundant abuses and flagrant lawbreaking of Bush and his administration. One person said on Thom Hartmann's show yesterday that when he called he said, "I support Russ Feingold's Censure Resolution and you should, too, because you represent ME."
So much to do for peace and justice -- but remembering Tom's sacrifice, what are a few phone calls? And also we must remember to breathe, relax, center and strive to maintain our personal peace and effectiveness. "Don't get mad, get ACTIVE." Yes!! (And consider making a donation to CPT and Russ Feingold's campaign and/or write him a thank you note to Feingold Senate Committee, PO Box 620062, Middleton, WI 53562 -- think LOTS of thank yous!!)